Anthony James Tangires, born May 22, 1959, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 of natural causes. Anthony will be remembered for the great love he had for his wife and children, family gatherings, sports, and music.
A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jhan Shilling Tangires, their three sons: Joseph Anthony, James Richard (Julia) and Charles Backhaus, his father James Demetrius Tangires, brothers Charles Nicholas Tangires (Jackie) and Richard Tangires, sisters Margaret Koenig and Anita Boin, as well as his loving family of in-laws and their families: Sallyn Shilling Pajcic, Jennifer and James Berkman, Scott Shilling, Synthia Shilling-Kucner and Steven Kucner, and Julia Shilling Jones and Robert Jones.
While living an enriched and fulfilling life, Anthony touched the lives of many throughout his 62 years with us. His love of sports led him to play football, baseball, and basketball on Howard County Youth Program sports teams, and football and lacrosse at Mt Hebron High School.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Western Maryland College in Economics, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester at the Simon School of Business in Finance, Anthony began his career at Baltimore Gas and Electric in 1983.
During his tenure, Anthony served as Chief Credit Officer, Director of Strategic Planning, and Director of Business Development. After leaving BGE, Anthony joined RX Trials as Chief Financial Officer. Anthony’s career came to a close in the mortgage industry as a Senior Account Executive at Sierra Pacific Mortgage.
Anthony always knew somebody wherever he went, and he was particularly close with his college brothers from the Gamma Beta Chi fraternity. He coached several youth sport teams in Howard County, where his family’s closest friends were made. As an avid Ravens fan and concert goer, Anthony travelled across the United States to various stadiums and concert venues, making true life-long friends along the way.
A verse from Ripple, a favorite song of Anthony’s by the Grateful Dead, feels very fitting when looking back at the life Anthony lived:
"There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go, no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone
Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow"
Family will receive friends from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 23rd at Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday evening from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044. Parking details to follow. Burial will be on Friday the 24th at 2:00pm at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, 1716 Taylors Island Road, Church Creek, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org, a special cause he and his family support.
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